The State Duma deputies adopted on Wednesday, February 10, in the first reading a package of bills, which propose to amend the Criminal Code and the Administrative Offenses Code, tightening the punishment for the rehabilitation of Nazism on the Internet. Document published on website lower house of parliament.
“The additions made eliminate the gap in the disposition of Art. 354.1 “Rehabilitation of Nazism” and include as a qualifying feature the commission of a crime using information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet, “the explanatory note says.
It is also proposed to provide for the administrative responsibility of legal entities for the public dissemination of information denying the facts established by the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal, and the dissemination of knowingly false information about the activities of the USSR during the Second World War.
Legal entities face an administrative fine in the amount of 1.5 million to 3 million rubles for corresponding offenses with or without confiscation of the subject of an administrative offense.
The package of bills was initiated by the deputy chairman of the lower house of parliament Irina Yarovaya.
Earlier, on December 16, 2020, the UN General Assembly adopted a Russian draft resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism.
The document was supported by 130 states. Ukraine and the United States spoke out against. 51 countries abstained from voting, among them were Austria, France, Belgium, Turkey and others.